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Local governments offer incentives to Universal Preserve-a-Chem

Alamance County and the City of Mebane agreed separately on October 1 to offer incentive packages to Somerset, NJ-based Universal Preserve-a-Chem in an effort to win the company’s expansion into a former Southern Season warehouse facility in Mebane. The company plans to invest $15 million and create 39 jobs with annual salaries averaging around $40,000, according to an article in the Times-News. First priority in hiring will be given to applicants in the Mebane area. A company representative said it

Alamance County considers incentives to NJ-based chemical co.

Alamance County Commissioners will hold a public hearing October 1 on a proposal to extend economic development incentive grants to a Somerset, NJ-based chemical company. The purpose of this hearing will be to receive comments on the proposed agreement, according to the official notice posted by the county on September 20. The projected new capital investment by Universal Preserv-A-Chem, a family-owned wholesale chemical distributor and specialty manufacturer of chemicals and natural ingredients, is $9 million for equipment and facility expansion at the

Consulting firm sees big opportunity in Downtown Graham

In 2017, the City of Graham was awarded $25,000 in consulting services by Creative Economic Development Consulting. In its August 2018 report, summarized below, the consulting firm focused on the economic strength and growth opportunities in Downtown Graham. Graham has the most important key to success – passionate leaders. We encountered small business owners, entrepreneurs, town staff and officials, and nonprofit leaders who are all passionate about revitalizing Graham. The enthusiasm behind their application is what made Graham the 2017

Glossary of website terms

At the Downtown Agency we make every effort to break down technical jargon into everyday language. The following are some of the most common terms involving websites. If you don’t see something you’re looking for, please submit a comment. Term Definition content management system (CMS) The software used to assemble and maintain a website. Common content management systems include WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. At the Downtown Agency we’ve found that WordPress works well for most small business websites. Many hosting providers also provide easier-to-use